About Cerebral Palsy

What is Cerebral Palsy?


Cerebral palsy (CP) is a physical disability that affects movement and posture. It is a permanent life-long condition, but generally does not worsen over time. It is due to damage to the developing brain either during pregnancy or shortly after birth.

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Interventions and Therapies


This information is provided to help people with cerebral palsy and their families make decisions about suitable interventions. It has been developed using the best research evidence combined with the expertise of clinicians and people with cerebral palsy and their families.

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Assessments and Outcome Measures


Assessments are used to understand the types and severity of cerebral palsy, to assist with planning interventions and to measure the outcomes or effectiveness of interventions and therapies (outcome measures).

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The mission of About Cerebral Palsy is to provide up-to-date, evidence-based and reliable information to assist people with cerebral palsy, their families and clinicians to understand cerebral palsy and to make informed decisions about interventions and therapies. About Cerebral Palsy is written by fully qualified health professionals, in consultation with people with cerebral palsy and their families.

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